Hair Weave Styles for African American Women

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Hair Weave Styles for African American Women
There are many colour and styling options when it comes to weaves. (Pretty African American woman image by MAXFX from

Hair weaves are a popular option for African American women who enjoy changing their hair around. One of the benefits of having a weave is the fact that they are not permanent and allow wearers to experiment with various hair colours along with textures without worrying about possibly damaging their natural tresses.

Silky Straight

This is a popular option due to the simplicity of the hairstyle. Usually this particular weave style involves installing hair wefts that are straight and fall to about mid-chest level. Many women often prefer to use remi yaki hair due to the fact that it's silky and resembles the texture of straightened African American hair. Another benefit to having a long and straight hairstyle is the fact that it can easily be styled using a hot curling iron. Both human and synthetic hair is available for this style.


Updos are a weave style that is very temporary and can be difficult to take care of because of their delicate nature. Updo weaves are great for special occasions, as they are a bit more temporary. Usually it is best for an individual who is thinking about getting an updo to consider having this weave installed with hair glue rather than having it sewn in. Gluing this style in allows for it to be removed with greater ease than a sew in. Although glued-in updos can last up to three weeks, usually they will not look all that great after a week or so. Your hair stylist should have a book of various updo styles to choose from that can be installed. You can choose to use human or synthetic hair for an updo. Both curls and straight pieces of hair can easily be incorporated into this style.

Body Wave

The body wave is a particular style of hair that can be installed that creates a very voluminous look. The body wave can be styled just as straight weave hair can. Once it is washed again the wave hair texture will return. This is a great style for an individual who wants a style that is closer to her hair's natural texture. Both human and synthetic body wave hair is available to be used to install this hairstyle.


Curl pattern hair weaves are a popular style that women both young and older love. This is another style that works well for special occasions as well as every day looks. Although curl pattern weaves can be done with synthetic hair and human hair it is usually best to use human hair, as it is easier to style daily. A curl pattern is usually best suited for someone who is an experienced weave wearer because of the extra time that they take to maintain to keep the curls in top shape.

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